The Tournament

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Author
Matthew Reilly
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Genres
Fiction, Historical Fiction, Thriller
Released
12 November, 2013
ISBN
9781742614281

The Tournament

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Synopsis

The year is 1546.Suleiman the Magnificent, the powerful and feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe:YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND YOUR FINEST PLAYER TO COMPETE IN A CHESS TOURNAMENT TO DETERMINE THE CHAMPION OF THE KNOWN WORLD.The English delegation - led by esteemed scholar Roger Ascham - journeys to the glittering city of Constantinople. Accompanying Ascham is his pupil, Bess, who is about to bear witness to events she never thought possible.For on the first night of the tournament, a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered, and against the backdrop of the historic event, Ascham is tasked with finding the killer.Barbaric deaths, unimaginable depravity and diplomatic treachery unfold before Bess's eyes, indelibly shaping her character and determining how she will perform her future role...as Queen Elizabeth I.#88 Australia's Top 100 2016  
Matthew Reilly
About the author

Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly is the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels: Ice StationArea 7ScarecrowScarecrow and the Army of Thieves and the novella Hell Island; the Jack West novels: Seven Ancient WondersThe Six Sacred StonesThe Five Greatest WarriorsThe Four Legendary Kingdoms and The Three Secret Cities; and the standalone novels ContestTempleHover Car RacerThe TournamentTroll MountainThe Great Zoo of China and The Secret Runners of New York.

His books are published in over 20 languages, with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.

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